Riverview Correctional Facility

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Riverview Correctional Facility
Location1110 Tibbitts Drive
Ogdensburg, New York
Security classmedium
Managed byNew York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Riverview Correctional Facility is a medium-security state prison for men in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, owned and operated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Riverview was first opened as a 700-capacity prison in 1988, one of two upstate facilities funded by New York City to house its prisoners, in a special deal between the city and state. Together with Cape Vincent Correctional Facility the construction cost was $90 million.[1] The two were "almost identical" to each other and to the state facilities at Bare Hill and Franklin, built in the same years.[2]

Ownership of both facilities was expected to revert to the state after seven years of operation. As of 2010 Riverview had a working capacity of 882. [3]


  1. ^ Ravo, Nick (31 August 1988). "It's near Canada, but it's New York's jail". New York Times. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  2. ^ Fine, Thomas (4 January 1992). "NYC Offers to Resell Prisons". Syracuse Post-Standard. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Prison System to Temporarily Consolidate Under-Populated Inmate Housing Units, Providing Taxpayer Savings With No Job Losses or Transfers". NYS DOC press release. Retrieved 2 September 2016.

Coordinates: 44°43′03″N 75°26′15″W / 44.717542°N 75.437543°W / 44.717542; -75.437543